I quit smoking last winter, went through the withdrawal and the subsequent searing chest pain. (you know how it feels right after you cough when you have bronchitis? It felt like that for a week straight.) It lasted for a few months, then I had a bad visit with my mom over Easter, and I started smoking again. Very quickly went up to half a pack a day on a regular (but not everyday) basis, then this past fall I put myself on a plan where I smoked 4 a day for a week, then 3 a day for the next week, and so on. It worked well. I can't seem to get past the 1 a day mark, though; I might skip a day because I'm busy until I go to bed, but on days when I have 20 minutes of free time before I go to bed, I'll use that time to smoke one cigarette. I rarely feel the urge to smoke more than one, but I don't. Just one. I can't decide if I should care about that one; it doesn't seem like such a big deal in the big scheme of things. It's not a half a pack, that's for damn sure.